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Films
Daily, except Tuesday | 1pm

In Christmas with Walt Disney—directed by Don Hahn and produced exclusively for the museum—Diane Disney Miller shares stories of how Walt spent the holidays, both at work and at home with his family. This sentimental behind-the-scenes peek includes family home videos alongside seasonal clips from

Films
Daily, except Tuesday | 3pm

This December, we invite you to watch the remarkable story of Walter Elias Disney come to life in documentary, Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001). Charmingly narrated by actor Dick Van Dyke, you’ll hear from Disney Legends Alice and Marc Davis, Bob Gurr, Ollie Johnston, Ward Kimball, Floyd Norman,

Workshops
Sat, Feb 22 | 1–2:30pm

By recording sound to the rhythm of a metronome ball, Walt and his team of animators produced the first Disney cartoon with synchronized sound, Steamboat Willie (1928). With full sound synchronization, audiences experienced new possibilities for the medium of animation that had not proven successful

Talks
Sat, Feb 1 | 11am

Dive into a picture book about a kitten named Daisy who tells her mom an imaginative story about the origin of a blue spot on her new white dress. Read aloud by Author and Illustrator Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay, a visual development artist on Moana (2016) and Frozen II (2019), this family-friendly

Talks
Sat, Jan 18 | 1pm

Join animator and animation historian Tom Sito as he presents his newest book—Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animator’s Cookbook. Sito will take you through the history behind recipes from the cookbooks of Disney Legends, including Mary Blair, Frank Thomas, and Ward Kimball, and more contemporary Disney

Workshops
Sat, Jan 25 | 10am–2pm

Through a guided tour of the galleries, educators learn about the significant role that women played throughout Disney history and discuss various issues that have historically discouraged women from pursuing careers in animation. In the Learning Center, educators will ink and paint a cel of their

Workshops
Sat, Jan 11 | 1–2:30pm

As a leaf falls, it does not follow a straight path down like a ball or a sack of flour. The weightlessness of the leaf causes it to meet with more air resistance, which gives it a slower sway through the air before it finally comes to rest. Explore how weight influences motion in this workshop as

Workshops
Sat, Jan 11 | 10:30am–noon

As a leaf falls, it does not follow a straight path down like a ball or a sack of flour. The weightlessness of the leaf causes it to meet with more air resistance, which gives it a slower sway through the air before it finally comes to rest. Explore how weight influences motion in this workshop as

Workshops
Sat, Jan 25 | 10:30am–noon

A popular animation exercise for animators features a sack of flour drawn in a variety of positions to show different movements. This simple flour sack helps animators understand how organic forms twist and change with movement. Follow along in this workshop as you animate and explore how the weight

Workshops
Sat, Jan 25 | 1–2:30pm

A popular animation exercise for animators features a sack of flour drawn in a variety of positions to show different movements. This simple flour sack helps animators understand how organic forms twist and change with movement. Follow along in this workshop as you animate and explore how the weight

Workshops
Sat, Feb 8 | 10:30am–noon

One of the distinguishing features of Disney characters from the 1930s and 40s was their solid and realistic roundness. In fact, the Character Model Department was created because of the importance placed on visualizing and drawing the body as a three-dimensional object, in both character design and

Workshops
Sat, Feb 8 | 1–2:30pm

One of the distinguishing features of Disney characters from the 1930s and 40s was their solid and realistic roundness. In fact, the Character Model Department was created because of the importance placed on visualizing and drawing the body as a three-dimensional object, in both character design and

Workshops
Sat, Feb 22 | 10:30am–noon

By recording sound to the rhythm of a metronome ball, Walt and his team of animators produced the first Disney cartoon with synchronized sound, Steamboat Willie (1928). With full sound synchronization, audiences experienced new possibilities for the medium of animation that had not proven successful

Workshops
Sat, Mar 7 | 1–2:30pm

The constant motion of fire can make it seem as alive as any other character in animation. Fantasia (1940), which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, memorably uses fire effects to create a foreboding atmosphere in the “Night on Bald Mountain” segment to enhance the menacing demon Chernabog.

Workshops
Sat, Mar 7 | 10:30am–noon

The constant motion of fire can make it seem as alive as any other character in animation. Fantasia (1940), which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, memorably uses fire effects to create a foreboding atmosphere in the “Night on Bald Mountain” segment to enhance the menacing demon Chernabog.

Workshops
Sat, Mar 21 | 10:30am–noon

In the process of making Pinocchio (1940), animators faced the challenge of trying to illustrate a realistically-moving ocean in the climactic scene with Monstro the whale. They used a variety of art and animation techniques to make the water look natural and their efforts continue to be lauded to

Workshops
Sat, Mar 21 | 1–2:30pm

In the process of making Pinocchio (1940), animators faced the challenge of trying to illustrate a realistically-moving ocean in the climactic scene with Monstro the whale. They used a variety of art and animation techniques to make the water look natural and their efforts continue to be lauded to

Workshops
Sun, Jan 12 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Many of Walt Disney’s early films were adaptations of classic European fairytales. Over the years, animated fairytales have become a staple of the animation film industry. Learn more about the history of these whimsical stories and explore the process of turning written word into an animated film.